It’s hard to believe it, but it’s almost exactly a year since I published my first ever book on Kindle. That book was Echoes of Blood, a gay vampire romance set in modern-day Liverpool but featuring (as with most of my work) glimpses of history, too. When I hit the ‘confirm’ button last year I … More Special offer on Echoes of Blood
I’ve been hunting high and low for this photograph for simply ages. Although the original was a print made from 35mm film, I knew I’d scanned it but it didn’t seem to be on any of the folders on my computer. And then early this morning I got a flash of inspiration, checked a different … More Even goats have statues…
I’m a very happy bunny today because I’ve discovered that my vampire romance Echoes of Blood has been nominated for a Goodreads M/M Romance group award, in the dark theme category. I don’t for one moment expect it will actually, you know, win or anything… but the fact that a reader enjoyed it enough to … More Echoes of Blood nominated
I have just discovered that there really were African Roman soldiers in York, and this makes me very happy. Why? Well, one of the main characters in Echoes of Blood is exactly that – a citizen of North Africa who has joined the Roman Army and been sent, as part of the Ninth Legion, to … More Vincentius Valerius – less fictional than I thought!
I had a really nice surprise this morning when I got an email from BookBub, the online hub for all things e-book. It told me that not only had someone recommended Echoes of Blood, but had left a stonking review of the book into the bargain. The review includes phrases like Fiona Glass creates an … More Lovely new review for Echoes of Blood
You wouldn’t think there could possibly be any connection between the above four things, would you? There is, though, as I explained on Annie Whitehead’s blog yesterday. Even though Echoes of Blood is a love story set in modern-day Liverpool, I managed to crowbar all kinds of history – including Roman roads and an entire … More History, Romans, Liverpool… and vampires?
I’m over the moon that J Scott Coatsworth, the admin over at Queer Sci Fi, has featured Echoes of Blood on the group’s blog today. So if you’d like to see all the details including an excerpt from the first chapter of the book, head over to the Queer Sci Fi blog now. I chose … More Echoes of Blood featured at Queer Sci Fi
The main news today is that I finally got off my behind and enrolled Echoes of Blood onto Kindle Unlimited. This means that for anyone subscribed to the KU service, the book is now available completely free! I’ve been meaning to do it since I first published the book but the whole self-publishing process was … More Echoes of Blood on Kindle Unlimited
The great thing about self-publishing is that it can be so flexible. Realise you’ve done something wrong and you can change it without annoying your publisher or putting them to a vast amount of trouble and expense. As I’ve just found out with my cover art. It wasn’t “wrong”, exactly. I liked the bat and … More New cover for ‘Echoes of Blood’
I’m glowing today, and not just because of the icy wind rushing past my face every time I set foot out of doors. This time it’s because my new book Echoes of Blood has received its first Amazon review, and it’s a really good one. The reviewer thoroughly enjoyed the book and has awarded it … More Five star review for Echoes of Blood